NSBC was held on 22 March, Saturday.
I went into the competition ground with 0 expectations. Turned out I wowed myself!
Jon Hwa told me my decisive moves, planning before climbing and strategizing the order of routes were commendable.
I could have flashed all 5 routes (out of 8) if I went more forcefully on my very first move at my first attempt. Mental note!
As humble as socially acceptable standards say I should be, I’m flattered by Jon Song’s comments.
I try to keep these compliments close to heart to give me my much-needed confidence each time I compete.
Thank you Jon Song and Abel for the pictures. Thank you WL for the videos. I can’t post videos of myself climbing here (much rather, it’s too much of a hassle to), but you can pop over to my Instagram @mademoisellebel, or scroll through my FB feeds for a sneak peak.
What was significantly different from my other competitions was my reduced anxiety minutes before the competition, which stemmed from a lack of expectations. A good cure for the heebie-jeebies! Mental note!
My team’s encouragement works wonders. Spurred by them to stop idling and to flashing, I knew I didn’t want to disappoint and give up easily. I fondly remember my competition in J2 when Ashley, my then-TJCCC-senior, screamed so loudly “Allez Bel” that it boosted my courage tenfold and I managed to complete my last move. 😀 This memory is edged deeply.
All in all, I’d been satisfied with my performance at NSBC!